Judicial corruption has powerful and damaging repercussions on development, limiting the ability of individuals, businesses and countries to grow, and threatening basic rights such as access to justice and the right to a fair trial. How does judicial corruption manifest itself, what remedies exist for corruption-tainted systems, and what are the roles of different stakeholders?
On June 6, the Wolfensohn Center for Development at the Brookings Institution and Transparency International-USA hosted a discussion on Transparency International’s 2007 Global Corruption Report. The report brings together work by notable scholars, judges, and civil society activists from around the world. Panelists discussed the report’s findings, why and where corruption mars judicial processes and what can be done. Experts included: Aryeh Neier, Susan Rose-Ackerman, Eduardo Bertoni, Philip Bond, and Noel Hillman. After the program, panelists took audience questions.
Welcome and Introductions:
|Johannes F. Linn
Executive Director, Wolfensohn Center, Brookings Global Economy and Development
President and Chief Executive Officer, Transparency International-USA
|David de Ferranti
Distinguished Visiting Fellow, Brookings Global Economy and Development
President, Open Society Institute;
Former Director, Human Rights Watch
Henry R. Luce Professor of Jurisprudence, Yale Law School and Department of Political Science
|Honorable Noel Hillman
United States District Judge, District of New Jersey